Hello! It is that already that time, isn’t it? Here I am releasing new designs into the world, and it feels like just yesterday I was putting my first few items in my Etsy shop. I know some of you will be wondering, so I’ll just address it here and now: there is a reason I didn’t do garments for this season.
I take environmentalism and sustainability seriously. Very seriously. This isn’t a fad, or some trend I’m cashing in on. It’s the reason I went to school for fashion design, a big reason why I went vegan, why I started my business, and a major part of who I am today. As I began developing new garments this season I looked around at all the yarn I had left from Spring and felt incredible guilt for taking part in such wastefulness.
I am a professionally trained fashion designer. In school you learn how the industry works, and how things are “supposed” to be done, for example you do at minimum two seasons a year with different fabrications, silhouettes, and color palettes each season. When I started Treewool I didn’t question this method, it seemed to be working just fine for everyone else. Well, it’s not working for me. I have pounds of yarn left from the summer that don’t work for my newest designs, so there it sits, and I don’t know what to do with it. I could order less in the future, but I am learning that this business is incredibly unpredictable. I go through slow spells, and then get hit rapid fire with orders. My suppliers just aren’t fast enough if I need yarn in a pinch.
So, I continued on to do a Fall collection, but decided to go smaller and only created accessories to help keep you fine folks cozy through the winter. I will be taking preorders this time so that I can better gauge how much yarn I should order. Meanwhile, I am working on a new structure for my collections. I envision myself releasing one larger line a year, but we’ll talk more about that later.
Anyway, thanks so much for reading. I hope you love the new items in the shop, and who knows! There might be a few surprises throughout the season for you.
Don’t forget to visit the shop! All preorders of $50 or more through next Friday the 23rd at 11:59 p.m. will qualify for 30% off with the code FALLKNITS